Russian Arbitration Association and Japan Association of Arbitrators Conference: "Dispute Resolution in Russia: Current Issues including Commercial Arbitration". Tokyo/Конференция РАА и ЯАА "Разрешение споров в России: современные тенденции: МКА"

March 28, 2016

The Russian Association for the Promotion of Arbitration (“RAA”) and the Japan Association of Arbitrators (“JAA”), which executed a friendship agreement in 2014, are pleased to announce that they will hold a joint seminar that will discuss current issues facing dispute resolution in Russia including commercial arbitration involving Russia and Japan, with cooperation from the bar associations of both countries.

In this seminar, the former Russian Deputy Minister of Justice, Ms. Elena Borisenko, will make a keynote speech, and in the panel consisted of speakers from Russia and Japan will discuss the reality of commercial arbitration in Russia; enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards there; and practical issues inherent in dispute resolution involving the participation of foreign investors and corporations. 

We are confident that this seminar will provide useful information not only to practitioners who handle international litigation/arbitration and investment but also business persons who are interested in the current state of the law and business in Russia. 

This seminar will be supported by various institutions such as the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association.

Date: March 28 (Monday), 2016, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (open from 9:30 a.m.)


Tokyo (Live)

Osaka (Simultaneous TV Conference)

Bar Association Building (Bengoshi-Kaikan)

Conference Room 2F (Creo)

Kasumigaseki 1-1-3, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Osaka Bar Association Building (Osaka

Bengoshi Kaikan), Conference Room

(Room 1001)

Nishitenma 1-12-5, Kita-ku, Osaka




1. Keynote Speech of the Former Russian Deputy Minister of Justice, Ms. Elena Borisenko.

2. Explanation and Panel Discussion of Current Issues in Dispute Resolution including Commercial Arbitration in Russia and the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitration Awards and Practical Issues inherent in Dispute Resolution involving the Participation of Foreign Investors, etc.



Mr. Vladimir Khvalei, Chairman of RAA, Baker & McKenzie

Mr. Feodor Vyacheslavov, Member of RAA, Alrud Law Firm

Mr. David Goldberg, Deputy Chairman of RAA, White and Case

Ms. Alevtina Komelkova, Board Member of RAA, General Counsel at Alcatel-Lucent Russia/CIS

Mr. Yoshihisa Hayakawa, Director of JAA, Professor of Rikkyo University, Uryu & Itoga


Yoshimi Ohara, Chairperson of International Exchange Committee of JAA, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu


3. Questions and Answers


Naoki Idei, Director of JAA, Kojima Law Offices 

The working language of the seminar will be English. The organizing committee is considering and preparing for providing with simultaneous English-Japanese translation service in Tokyo.

A reception (for a fee) will be held after the seminar at a restaurant near the conference room.  Details will be forthcoming.


If you plan to attend, please fill out the following application form and send it to the secretariat’s

office of the JAA via facsimile (FAX: 03-3580-9899).  You can also download the application

form from the JAA’s website (

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact the JAA secretariat’s office (Takahashi): Tel: 03-3580-9870/FAX: 03-3580-9899/Email:


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